Practical Insights on Solutions for ICT4D Projects

What is ICT4D Solution?What is an ICT4D Solution in International Development?

An ICT4D Solution is the use of digital tools in international development programs to accelerate social and economic advancement of poor and marginalized communities. ICT4D Solutions can support education, health, agriculture, economic goals using innovative technologies or methodologies. The Principles of Digital Development guide development professionals in successful local project interventions and national program deployments.

Examples of ICT4D Solutions

Please find below an ever-expanding list of successful ICT4D Solutions deployed by international development practitioners and humanitarian relief agencies.

Use Interactive Voice Response to Reach More African Women

Use Interactive Voice Response to Reach More African Women

Published on: Jul 21 2022 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
An extract from Strong Connections As we wind our way slowly through the market in Accra, we stop to visit several clients of Opportunity International Savings...
Digital Inclusion is Not Just an Add-on for Tech Policy and Development

Digital Inclusion is Not Just an Add-on for Tech Policy and Development

Published on: Jun 09 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Digital Inclusion is Not Just an Add-on for Tech Policy and Development
The tech world is abuzz about the possibilities that Web3 and the metaverse can offer. Yet, approximately 2.2 billion people living with visual impairments stand...
IDRC Predicts the Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Global South

IDRC Predicts the Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Global South

Published on: Mar 24 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on IDRC Predicts the Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Global South
There is little doubt that artificial intelligence technologies will be transformational. Breathtaking advances will be made, extraordinary wealth will be created,...
Apply Now: £60,000 for Decentralized Web3 Solutions in Aid Programing

Apply Now: £60,000 for Decentralized Web3 Solutions in Aid Programing

Published on: Feb 07 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The World Wide Web was originally conceived as an open protocol with value shared among decentralized systems and users. This Web 1.0 vision soon became Web 2.0...
Apply Now: $900,000 for African Natural Language Processing Projects

Apply Now: $900,000 for African Natural Language Processing Projects

Published on: Nov 24 2021 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
The ability to communicate and be understood in one’s own language is fundamental to digital and societal inclusion. Natural language processing techniques...
New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

Published on: Nov 18 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs
The USAID Cybersecurity Primer introduces the concept of cybersecurity as a development challenge, presents opportunities to integrate cybersecurity in programming,...
Which Digital Development Solution is Best for Your Humanitarian Project?

Which Digital Development Solution is Best for Your Humanitarian Project?

Published on: Oct 21 2021 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
If you work for a global humanitarian organization, you probably know the challenges in finding accurate, complete, reliable, and up to date data on digital development...
Aid Evolved Podcast: The Promise and Peril of Digital Biometrics

Aid Evolved Podcast: The Promise and Peril of Digital Biometrics

Published on: Jul 03 2021 by Rowena Luk - Comments Off on Aid Evolved Podcast: The Promise and Peril of Digital Biometrics
Aid, Evolved is a podcast about technology, poverty, and health. Every two weeks we’ll bring you a new episode about doing good, better. We’ll hear first-hand...
8 Adolescent Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Solutions

8 Adolescent Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Published on: Jun 23 2021 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 8 Adolescent Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Solutions
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child promotes the right of young children and adolescents to participate in decision-making in policies, processes...
Why Rwanda Beat Tanzania in UAV Drone Regulation and Experimentation

Why Rwanda Beat Tanzania in UAV Drone Regulation and Experimentation

Published on: Jun 03 2021 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Around the world, governments are wrestling with the dilemma of how best to re-regulate airspace to control and selectively facilitate commercial drone activity....